On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 09:58:40 +0100, Juergen Hannappel
Sadly, our local Sears no longer carries hardware. When they did, I
went to Sears often. They had hundreds of little drawers, filled with
loose washers, screws, hinges, latches, springs, etc. It was great,
but very messy with items in the wrong place. Now I go to Home Depot
where the hardware selection is limited. I guess Sears and KMart are
now "peas in a pod."
I do most of my hardware shopping at Orchard Hardware. Orchard was
purchased by Sears several years ago. Orchard still keeps its own
identity. They have an excellent selection of small hardware parts. It
is well organized so that needed parts are easy to find. The clearks
fit two categories -- old retired guys working part time and young
workers working part time. The older guys are usually very well
informed on the store products.
Once you have a Sears charge card, you have a Sears account for life.
You may ask it to be cancelled, but they will keep your info on file.
Yes, they are unscrupulous in other ways too.
But- they got a hell of a warranty on those wrenches!
"Dan Valleskey" <valleskey at comcast dot net> wrote in message
I got sent one with a $10,000 credit limit after Canadian Tire ported their
card over to a Sears Mastercard. Went to a newsgroup and read some comments
about Sears practices and excessive service charges and flakey practices.
Never activated the card, cut it up into little bits and happily threw it in
Watch for a new card in the future, around expiration time of the one you
tossed. You may have cut it up, but that does not close the account. Sears
may show up on your credit reports as an open source of credit even if not
On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 05:12:44 -0500, Upscale wrote:
Uh? My Crappy Tire "Options Mastercard" is issued by the Canadian Tire
Bank which, I understand, is part of Canadian Tire Financial Services,
wholly owned by CTC. Nothing to do with Sears, AFAIK. Never had any
problems with it.
Replace "nonet" with "yukonomics" for real email
I don't know if you saw my earlier post about Crappy Tire, but I've
just been contacted by a collection agency that says I still owe money
on a CT card from more than TWELVE years ago. Watch the buggers.
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